Born in 1954 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, Cindy Sherman is counted among the most influential artists of the last half-century. Upon graduating from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1976, Sherman relocated to New York City where she began making the seminal Untitled Film Stills. She has gone on to photograph and cast herself in various roles through her masterful use of costume, setting and pose. A retrospective of Sherman’s work opened in February of 2012 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Accompanied by a comprehensive catalogueue, the exhibition travelled to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and the Dallas Museum of Art. A selective exhibition organized by the Moderna Museet, Stockholm and the Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo is currently on view and will travel to other European venues. Also in February, Hatje Cantz, in cooperation with the Sammlung Verbund Vienna, will publish a catalogueue raisonné of formative early works produced by Sherman between 1975 and 1977.
Cindy Sherman has had one-person exhibitions at institutions that include: Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2007); Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen (2007); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2006/07)); Jeu de Paume, Paris (2006); Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover, Germany (2004); Serpentine Gallery, London (2003); Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1997); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (1997); Museum of Modern Art, New York (1997); Museum Boijmans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam (1996); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (1996); and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1987). Sherman has most recently participated in major group shows and biennials such as: ILLUMInations, 54th Venice Biennale (2011); 10,000 Lives, Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2010); Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection, New Museum, New York (2010); Mapping the Studio: Artists from the François Pinault Collection, Punta della Dogana, Venice (2009/10); and The Pictures Generation: 1974-1984, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2009).
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